Causes and treatment of Keratosis Pilaris

Have you heard of Keratosis Pilaris (KP)? Well, it is actually a skin ailment that manifests itself in the form of small, red and rough bumps usually around the hair follicles of the legs, upper arms, buttocks and in some cases cheeks. KP leads to chicken skin, gooseflesh or goose bumps like appearance. So what is the cause behind Keratosis Pilaris? The exact cause behind this ailment is not yet known though many believe that excess production of keratin (hyperkeratization) is responsible for it.

A lot of people beleive that KP is genetic and it has been seen that around 70% of people affected by it have genetic predisposition. How coming to the treatment of Keratosis Pilaris, there are actually quite a few ways in which you can contain the treatment. Wash the affected area with Glysal cleanser once daily and dry the area. In the morning apply AmLactin or Salex and at night apply tretinoin or tazarotene to get some relief.

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